ELGIN High School pupils, staff and parents are celebrating the news they are to get a new £21 million school.
A long campaign to secure a 21st century school reached a successful conclusion when the Scottish Government revealed it was among 30 schools across Scotland to share in additional funding.
Elgin High head teacher Andy Simpson said: "We are absolutely delighted for the whole of the Elgin High community who have been working hard for this for a number of years now."
Moray Council leader Councillor Allan Wright said: "The announcement that Moray is to get a new Elgin High School is extremely good news."
Elgin South Councillor John Divers said: "I am delighted that finally the pupils, staff and parents in New Elgin will get a school that is fit for purpose and already everyone in the community will be looking forward to work getting started on the ground."
The Scottish Government will provide £14 million towards the new school with Moray Council funding the additional £7 million.
Scottish Education secretary Mike Russell said: "We have met every local authority’s request for priority builds and added an extra 12 schools to the programme because of the Scottish Futures Trust’s vigorous commitment to value for money.
"More schools are being built, and faster, but for the same level of investment as originally planned."
For more reaction to the news see 'The Northern Scot' on Friday.